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2018

Apple pulls 'QDrops' from App Store, for-pay app pushed wild pro-Trump conspiracy theory

Monday July 16, 2018

Citing App Store guidelines, Apple has pulled "QDrops," an app meant to alert adherents to new developments in the fringe conspiracy theory.

Former Apple employee pleads not guilty to stealing self-driving car trade secrets

Monday July 16, 2018

Former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang, who worked on the company's self-driving car initiative, on Monday entered a plea of not guilty after federal prosecutors indicted the engineer on one count of trade secret theft.

Apple's App Store doubles Google Play revenue with only half the downloads, study finds

Monday July 16, 2018

App analytics firm Sensor Tower is out with their latest report, once more showing Apple's App Store trouncing the more widely used Google Play Store in terms of generated revenue.

Apple execs turn into their Memoji doppelgangers for World Emoji Day

Monday July 16, 2018

Apple executives on Monday took part in the company's celebration of World Emoji Day by updating their official profile pictures with Memoji, a customizable 3D avatar feature set to arrive with iOS 12.

Hands on with Apple's new Unicode 11 emoji coming later this year

Monday July 16, 2018

Apple on Monday previewed a new set of emoji coming later this year to iOS, watchOS and macOS. Take a sneak peek at the more than 70 new characters you can expect to see on your Apple device in this video.

Complete 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off six-cell battery, bigger speakers

Monday July 16, 2018

Finishing up its teardown of the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, iFixit on Monday noted that the computer has bigger battery and speaker components, which appear to have come without an increase in overall weight.

Apple issues fourth developer beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

Monday July 16, 2018

Apple has issued the fourth beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to developers for testing, with fourth betas for Apple's other milestone operating system releases also likely to arrive in the near future.

iPhone 7 Plus survives 300-foot drop from amusement park ride in Florida

Monday July 16, 2018

Apple has never claimed that the iPhone is indestructible, but another news story finds one of the devices continuing to work after falling hundreds of feet to the ground from an amusement park ride, while filming the descent the whole time.

The 2018 six-core MacBook Pro with eGPU gives the iMac Pro a run for its money

Monday July 16, 2018

Between the benefits, the constraints, and the price of Apple's top "Pro"-level machines, the MacBook Pro gives the iMac Pro a a solid fight for the crown of Apple's best machine. AppleInsider looks at how close the battle is -- and how an eGPU could be the deciding factor.

Apple teases upcoming emoji additions in iOS and macOS to mark World Emoji Day

Monday July 16, 2018

Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day on July 17 by sharing what some of the new emoji arriving to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year will look like, with the new batch featuring new hair options for characters and more expressions.

How to hide purchased apps from Family Sharing in iOS

Monday July 16, 2018

Being able to buy an app once and share it with your family is tremendous. However, by default all your family members see all of your apps, and can download any of them. AppleInsider shows you how to choose what they can and can't get access to.

Prime Day 2018 Deal Roundup: Here are the best bargains on and off Amazon, including the lowest prices on Apple hardware

Monday July 16, 2018

Prime Day 2018 is here and retailers are knocking hundreds off electronics and accessories (including Apple devices) for the big event. We're rounding up a list of the best deals on and off Amazon -- and updating it throughout the day.

Everything new with Messages in iOS 12

Monday July 16, 2018

AppleInsider takes a dive into iOS 12 to discover twenty new features and changes coming to the Messages app including new Animoji, camera effects, and layout changes.

Apple says major repairs for 2018 MacBook Pros can't happen in-store until September

Monday July 16, 2018

Users with hardware failures in Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro may get a replacement unit for a month or two, since the company will be unable to provide full-scale repairs in most Apple Stores for about two months, AppleInsider has learned.

Boston Red Sox player J.D. Martinez credits iPads for his rise to home run leader

Monday July 16, 2018

The Boston Red Sox slugger headed for the All-Star Game says intensive studying of batting practice footage on the iPad makes him "a trained hitter."

Apple Watch 'Close Your Rings' featured in trio of new ads

Monday July 16, 2018

Apple has revealed a new collection of commercials featuring the Apple Watch's fitness functions, challenging users to "Close Your Rings" on their smart watches by exercising and performing activities every day.

Artists & photographers hopeful but skeptical about prospects of full-scale Photoshop on Apple's iPad

Monday July 16, 2018

Professionals working with Adobe Photoshop on desktops appear to be eager that the full-scale software will translate well to the iPad Pro, but skeptical about whether Adobe will handle the port properly.

Keyboard in 2018 MacBook Pro will not be used for repair of earlier models

Monday July 16, 2018

Apple's third-generation butterfly switch keyboard will only be used on the 2018 MacBook Pro, with owners of earlier models unable to get the updated keyboard as a replacement under the company's service programs or as part of a repair.

Review: Ecovacs Ozmo 601 is an iPhone-controlled robo vac that can also mop

Sunday July 15, 2018

Robotic vacuums have grown increasingly capable over the years. We recently put one of Ecovacs' newest to the test that is capable of not only sweeping up debris on solid floors and carpets, but mopping as well.

Apple loses three Indian executives as company struggles with iPhone sales

Sunday July 15, 2018

Three high-level Apple executives in India have reportedly left the company, amid signs the company is liable to see local iPhone sales decline even further in 2018.